With solar energy becoming more mainstream in many parts of the U.S., roofing contractors who add photovoltaic installation to their services can greatly expand in their markets.
As insulated concrete forms gain ground in the residential marketplace, contractors and installers are learning about the benefits of this building system.
An ICF building project that uses traditional lumber for door and window openings won't deliver all the benefits that it could.
One of the keys to a successful insulated concrete form project is to end up with straight and true walls, and one manufacturer has addressed that problem.
The 2008-09 recession, with its accompanying tidal wave of foreclosures, rendered many individuals and families leery about undertaking a new single-family home purchase.
Made with Accsys Technologies’ proprietary acetylation process, Accoya wood has Class 1 durability, is guaranteed for 25 years and has dimensional stability that sees swelling and shrinkage reduced by 75%.
Green or vegetative roofs add a touch of nature to a building and reduce the environmental impact on the surrounding area.
As LEED v4 goes into effect, builders and consultants will have to incorporate the additional focus on materials credits for the environmental impact of products that go into a building.
Saint-Gobain, the world’s largest building materials company, will incorporate some of its green building products in the renovated corporate headquarters building it will lease.
Despite some reservations in the green building community, spray foam has become one of the top options for creating a tight building envelope for better home performance.
Fueling our vehicles with clean, unlimited renewable energy, makes sense financially, environmentally and socially.
Recent studies indicate that buildings with a high level of wood content have a positive physiological impact on the human nervous system.
At Greenbuild 2013, Bio-Microbics CEO Bob Rebori talks about the the importance of simple, affordable waste water treatment and water recycling for green buildings.
Scot Horst, senior vice president of LEED, USGBC, talks about LEED v4 that was announced at Greenbuild in Philadelphia in November 2013.